The Great Sand Sea in Egypt Book

The Great Sand Sea in Egypt


  • Author : H. Besler
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 0080558968
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

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The Great Sand Sea in Egypt Summary:

The Great Sand Sea in Egypt presents the history of one of the large sand seas in the Sahara, beginning with the sand supply by fluvial transport from partly distant areas and also by local sandstone weathering. It also details sand as carrier of information and shows the possibilities of sedimentary analysis in dealing with such a topic. Simple measurements may supply important information (e.g. salinity measurements). Well known methods can be developed further to answer special questions. A wealth of information can be drawn from especially adapted sedimentological investigations. In the end, bits of information from different analytical sources can be put together to reveal the history of a large sand sea. *Analyzes different geological sources to decipher the history of the Great Sand Sea *Presents the possibilities of sedimentary analysis to interpret the history of an area *Develops well-known methods to further answer special questions

Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt Book

Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt


  • Author : Nabil Sayed Embabi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319656618
  • Total Read : 59
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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Landscapes and Landforms of Egypt Summary:

This book provides a unique reference resource not only for geomorphologists, but for all Earth scientists. It shows how landforms vary enormously across Egypt, from high mountains to endless plains, and presents the vast heritage of forms that have developed under different climates. Richly illustrated with numerous plates and figures, it also includes a bibliography offering exhaustive coverage of the literature.

Mobility and pastoralism in the Egyptian Western Desert  Steinpl  tze in the Holocene regional settlement patterns Book

Mobility and pastoralism in the Egyptian Western Desert Steinpl tze in the Holocene regional settlement patterns


  • Author : Marina Gallinaro
  • Publisher : All’Insegna del Giglio
  • Release Date : 2018-03-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9788878148628
  • Total Read : 65
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

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Mobility and pastoralism in the Egyptian Western Desert Steinpl tze in the Holocene regional settlement patterns Summary:

This volume presents the results of a long study begun in 2004 within the framework of the Archaeological Mission in the Farafra Oasis of Egypt directed by Barbara Barich and Giulio Lucarini, of the Sapienza University of Rome (now under the auspices of ISMEO). The book focuses on the features known as “Steinplatz-type hearths” and their role in the settlement patterns of the human groups living in the Egyptian Western Desert during the middle and late Holocene. Steinplätze are concentrations of burned and fire-cracked stones that vary in shape and size, and have often been slightly elevated above the present ground level by post-depositional erosion processes. Occurring both as isolated features and in clusters, they are often the only visible structures – or even traces – of ancient settlements. The study of these features is closely interconnected with the mobility strategies of the communities that inhabited this desert region during a period of higher average rainfall than at present but also characterised by significant climate fluctuations, with humid periods interrupted by dry spells and eventually ending in an overall trend towards greater desertification. The use of the Steinplatz-type hearths was most widespread in the second half of the sixth millennium BC, when mobile occupation strategies replaced a more sedentary model. An analysis of the Farafra Oasis Steinplätze is coupled with a general reassessment of the subsistence and mobility models hitherto proposed for the Eastern Sahara, suggesting an integrated occupation system for Farafra itself. The economy of the forager-herders of the middle Holocene, during the climate optimum (6900-5550 cal BC), seems to have relied significantly on herding small livestock, but also on hunting, and likely concentrated on the gathering of wild cereals such as sorghum. During the climate optimum, forms of seasonal stabilisation of the settlement strategy seem to emerge, with the alternating occupation of two

The Eyes of the Desert Rats Book

The Eyes of the Desert Rats


  • Author : David Syrett
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912174638
  • Total Read : 86
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

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Made up of members of the Coldstream and Scots Guards, British Yeomanry cavalry regiments, New Zealanders, South Africans, and Indian Army men, the Long Range Desert Group was perhaps the most effective of all the "special forces" established by the Allies during the Second World War. It was able to go thousands of miles into enemy territory, well-armed and carrying its own supplies of petrol, food and even water to last for weeks at a time - something quite new in military history. Using experience acquired in WWI and inter-war exploration travels, the LRDG thus developed the ability to appear almost anywhere in the desert to carry out almost every type of ground reconnaissance mission possible in desert warfare, exploring and mapping the terrain, transporting agents behind enemy lines or determining the strength and location of enemy forces with an extraordinary degree of accuracy and detail and thus able to verify or hide Ultra intelligence. Equally important were their skills in the art of desert navigation, demonstrated in the outflanking of the enemy during the Allied advance from El Alamein westward to Tunisia, as led by the LRDG. Once it had teamed up with the Special Air Service (SAS), made up of British, Free French, Commonwealth and Jewish Palestinian soldiers, the LRDG perfected the art of irregular mechanized warfare conducted in the rear of the enemy's forces in the desert, attacking enemy installations of all kinds, mining roads, raiding airfields, destroying enemy aircraft on the ground and inflicting losses upon the enemy in inverse proportion to their own remarkably low rate of casualties. Through meticulous research in original archival material, this book thus tells the extraordinary story of how a relatively small number of dedicated men developed the methods and techniques for crossing by motor vehicle the depths of the then unmapped and seemingly impassable great deserts of Egypt and Libya, the Western Desert, during the British Army's North A

Physics of desertification Book

Physics of desertification


  • Author : F. El-Baz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 473
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400943889
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb

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Physics of desertification Summary:

Deserts are parts of the Earth that receive little or no rain; 25 cm or less per year. The physical processes that act upon these parched lands are vastly different from those that shape the more humid parts of the terrestrial landmasses. In the desert, wind is a major agent of erosion and transportation. As the results of recent space missions have indicated, this is also true in the case of the planet Mars. Thus, our understanding of desert processes sheds light on fundamental planetary processes that may apply on any planetary body that is enveloped by a windy atmosphere. An understanding of the physical layout of arid lands, and the nature of processes that initiate changes therein is also fundamental to thoughtful utilization of these lands for the benefit of mankind. It is with this in mind that we prepared this book for publication. We believe that the collection of articles in this book will be useful to scientists who are interested in desert landforms and processes, and to planners of economic develop ment of arid lands. The book also serves as a guide for students as to the state of our knowledge in this field as well as to the topics that require additional research.

TRACKS   June 2021 Book

TRACKS June 2021


  • Author : Ian Chard
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-03-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 9783752608380
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb

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TRACKS June 2021 Summary:

Kuno Gross: Most probably the readers of this magazine have never heard of the original TRACKS. I was in the very same situation until by the end of 2020, when NZ LRDG-historian Brendan OCarroll has provided me with a hardly readable copy of the June 1941 issue of TRACKS. I was immediately fascinated by these windows into the past and just thought: "We should revive TRACKS! " The editor of the original Tracks was, that time 20 years old, TA Sgt. N.A Moore, a clerk attached to LRDG Group HQ. The June 1941 issue was created by him when the LRDG HQ was located at Kufra. There he got the idea to create a "house paper" for the unit. He recalled in a letter which was published in the 1991 Newsletter of the LRDG Association, that there were only a very limited number of people who were willing to contribute and that this first edition was mainly launched thanks to the contribution of Lieut. Col. Bagnold and Captain Kennedy Shaw. And indeed, the June 1941 remained the single and only issue of Tracks - it was never published again.... until today! CONTENT 2021 Editorial Note: Kuno Gross Foreword: Lieut Col R.A. Bagnold Forte el Gtafia, shelled by the Artillery Section: Kuno Gross LRDG Desert Poems: Private J.M. Williamson, R Patrol Kufra, a historical Note: Capt. W.B. Kennedy Shaw Long Range Desert Group Preservation Society: Jack Valenti Chevrolet WA or WB? What type of trucks: Kuno Gross "Big Cairn", the loneliest Pile of Stones: Andras Zboray The LRDG in Greece, Jeep and Trailer: Erik Ahlström Who was Norman Moore? The editor of TRACKS: an Chard The Sand Tyres, "Shoes" of the Patrol Trucks: Charlie Down Brendan O'Carroll's Books: Bob Amos-Jones Now and Then, Halt at Gilf Kebir: Kuno Gross B122 Conduct Forms, Witnesses of the Past: Ian Chard "Sand Channels": Sam Watson The SRD Rum Jar from Siwa: Sam Watson